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Re: (ET) ET PTO
- Subject: Re: (ET) ET PTO
- From: "Max Hall" <maxo iname com>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 08:22:40 -0400
- Reply-to: "Max Hall" <maxo iname com>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Dont miss the point of the EV domain, Monty! Instead of worrying about a
from the traction motor with all its attendant belts, pulleys, bearing and
other contrivances, just ADD A MOTOR.
You think the team that made the snow thrower attachment wasted a second
wondering about loading down the traction motor? NO! Or how to get power
from the tractor to the attachment? NO! They saw, as you should, that a
is easier to run than a shaft. Either way, you tax the betteries about the
In a nutshell, there's an electrical switch on the ElecTrak dash labelled
"PTO" for a reason.
Suppose you were wondering about this because you have a formerly
gas-powered accessory you want to add to your electrac. Add a motor!
you like the idea of the traditional tractor PTO and three-point hitch on a
farm tractor? Add a motor! Groove with the electric philosophy, dude: get
yourself a beater golf cart and start choppin'.
That is to say, more respectfully and less theatrically, if it were me,
is most certainly what I would do.
-maxo iname com
-Plywood Guy, Scooters, and what-all: http://www.maxmatic.com
From: Steven Naugler <snaugler earthlink net>
To: Monty McGraw <mmcgraw74 hotmail com>; elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
<elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu>
Date: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: (ET) ET PTO
> The reason you can't use the brake shaft for a PTO is that it is
>connected to the wheels, even when you are in neutral. So unless you only
>need a mechanical PTO while moving, you are out of luck. Perhaps you
>put a second pulley on either the motor or transaxle input shaft. You'd
>need a speed reducer for all but the fastest PTO devices, but when the
>tranny was in neutral ou'd have a real PTO.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Monty McGraw <mmcgraw74 hotmail com>
>To: <elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu>
>Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 4:46 PM
>Subject: (ET) ET PTO
>> Just got my first ET last month, an E-20 that needs a complete rebuild.
>> My question is, has anyone considered using the brake shaft on the
>> transmission as a PTO shaft? Maybe it is not hooked up internally to
>> the driveshaft to turn it in neutral?
>> I saw several list comments about the marginal brakes on the ETs and
>> I might use go-cart brakes at the wheels (rotor mounted to the wheel
>> casting, caliper held by bracket from the transmission mounting bolts?).
>> This would free up the brake disc shaft to be a PTO shaft to drive maybe
>> hydraulic pump for a loader or backhoe?
>> Anyone else considered this? Am I missing something obvious?
>> Monty McGraw
>> E-20 being rebuilt
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